Thursday, November 19, 2015
This 175 page softcover book is divided into several small chapters to be read throughout the advent season. We learned about the Magi, Advent customs, and made a connection with them through the photos, maps, and documents available online. Ishtar is from a rich family and has always had the best choice of foods. He experiences a whole new way of life and food while making this journey. There is also a list of Persian foods to help experience the culture and there is a list of advent and Christmas Eve dates from 2010-2081.
This is a great book to help your children experience the Advent season and learn more about the Persians and their way of life.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Ishtar's Odyssey free of charge in order to write my review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Amber's soccer team played in a 3V3 tournament in October. They divided up to make two teams. They ended up playing each other in the final game, so one team took first and the other team took second. They had so much fun. Way to go girls!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
I love Christmas music. I leave my Christmas CDs out all year and I have one that I listen to often. I just added the new Mercy Me It's Christmas cd to my collection. It came at a perfect time because we had a road trip planned and have been listening to it in the car.
2. Christmastime Again
3. Sleigh Ride
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. Hold On Christmas
6. A Holly Jolly Christmas
7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
8. Do You Hear What I Hear
9. Our Lullaby
11. O Come, O Come
12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
13. O Holy Night (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
14. Silent Night (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
15. Joseph's Lullaby (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
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- Unit 1 Becoming a Critical Thinker~ This unit goes over what critical thinking is, why we should care about it, what makes a critical thinker, and more. There are also puzzles, mind benders, and games.
- Unit 2 Adding to My Critical Thinking Toolbox~ Facts, opinions, evidence, arguments, vagueness, and more are included in this unit.
- Unit 3 Critical Thinking and Arguments~ Learning about arguments and fallacies are covered in this section.
- Unit 4 Applying My Critical Thinking~ The last unit covers advertising and evidence. The pros and cons, techniques, and back stories of advertising and testimony, direct & circumstantial evidence.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Alaina loves when we make potpies. Her favorite is when I make individual ones for everyone. It is a lot easier than you might think and this would make an easy dinner to use up leftovers.
I usually make my own crust, but the store bought crust would make it even easier. I usually just put some cooked meat, mixed veggies, cooked diced potatoes, and then add some thickened broth or thinned gravy in small Pyrex bowls. I only cut one circle of pie crust for the top of each bowl, making sure it is large enough to cover the entire bowl. Cut a couple of slits in the crust and bake at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes.
- God's Mule
- Mountain Mover
- The Silent Ambassador
- Translating Trouble
- Acorns & Oaks
- A Saint's Story, part 1
- A Saint's Story, part 2
- Busy Bees and a Bullhorn
- Missionary Tourist, part 1
- Missionary Tourist, part 2
Monday, November 2, 2015
Next they would access the vocabulary words. If you click on the vocabulary word it will be read to the student for correct pronunciation. These words may also be printed. Each screen has an SOS button on the side. This allows the student to send a question to the teacher immediately when they are thinking of it.